• The Addictive Nature of AI Art Apps

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the addictive nature of AI art. Using the AI art apps often feels like using a slot machine. I vacillate from, “It’s fun, it’s cool, it’s crazy,” to “it’s dull, it’s fake, it’s a ripoff, it’s a dopamine hit.” The addictive quality of making these images is nothing new […]

  • Diner Aesthetic Images made with Stable Diffusion

    These AI images were both created with NightCafe, using the stable diffusion option. The prompt I used was, “Exterior of a diner at night in the rain.” These are the kind of images that you could definitely go down the AI rabbit hole with. They weren’t quite what I wanted – I would have liked […]

  • AI Art: Flowers for days

    It’s been over nine months since I wrote my first AI Art post. So much has advanced in the world of AI Art in such a short time. I vacillate between being fascinated by what it can do, and horrified by how addictive it is. It is unsettling to think that certain kinds of art-making […]

  • AI Art: Digital Brushstrokes

    I have always adored any art that could be considered brushstroke art- that is, the brushstroke is the art. See: James Nares, Yago Hortal. One could argue that the abstract expressionists were the originators of this style, but the artist that truly paved the way for this aesthetic was Roy Lichtenstein. His brushstroke was more […]

  • AI Art: When one thing becomes another

    I started out with this creative commons image I found. I’m not sure exactly where it was found and what it was used for. The description says, “Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC), 1912-1993, Detail from inventory number 497, Olympic Games 1952 in Oslo,” so I suppose it was part of the Dutch uniform from the 1952 […]

  • Common Print Sizes at 300dpi

    As a digital artist working in the Procreate app, I am always trying to keep in mind common print sizes at 300dpi. I like to use this site because it has a handy pixels-to-inches calculator. You just enter what inches or pixels you are working with, and add the DPI (dots per inch). The more […]